Who says a restaurant has to serve only food and drink? Not Carlos Quirarte, formerly of clothing label Earnest Sewn, who opens this mixed-use retail store/café/tattoo parlor this week. Alongside designer candles, clothes and accessories sits a coffee bar featuring a vintage 1963 Faema espresso machine, and a café with simple Mediterranean-influenced dishes including an open-faced fresh-ricotta sandwich. If a meal seems too fleeting, see if legendary tattoo artist Scott Campbell—whose studio is on the lower level—can get you something a bit more permanent.
|Venue name:||The Smile||Contact:|
26 Bond St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. AmEx, MC, V|